Young spatial design practitioner with a vision? We want you to speak at Frame Awards 2020

 Frame invites young practitioners to speak at Frame Awards, an annual innovation and awards festival hosted in Amsterdam. Frame Awards brings together an international jury of top architects, designers and creative business leaders in combination with an audience of Europe’s key A&D professionals for two days in February 2020. The event features inspiring talks, panel discussions, engaging workshops, multisensorial exhibitions and immersive displays. At its centre are the Frame Awards live judging sessions, culminating in an awards ceremony in which today’s top spatial design talent will be recognized.

Frame Awards has built a reputation as an event where attendees have the opportunity to hear from those established designers, makers and businesses that are fundamentally transforming the spatial design industry as we know it.

But we also want it to be a place where challenging ideas are brought to light and new thinkers are given their turn on the stage. With that in mind we’ve decided to alter how we programme the third iteration of the Frame Awards. For 2020 we are holding an open call for presentations by young practitioners eager to share their knowledge with the Frame network.

We’re keen to hear proposals for presentations that put forward a provocative thesis on the relationship between spatial design and one of our key areas of interest, namely the future of retail, hospitality, the workplace or housing.

This call is open to anyone in their first five years of practice, whether they’re an independent practitioner or working for a larger organization. This includes designers and architects but also early stage academics, strategists and consultants operating in related fields.

Each presentation should be 30-40 minutes in length, highly visual and, most importantly, agenda setting, outlining key new trends, themes and opportunities within the field of spatial design.

We will provide those selected with full transport (within the EU) to and from the venue and accommodation in Amsterdam during the course of the event.

Applicants should have at least some experience of public speaking and of sharing their work with a large audience in a presentation format.

Please send a personal bio and 300-word synopsis of your proposed presentation to by 15 January 2020.

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